Example sentences of "have been [prep] some time " in BNC.

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1 As Elisabeth , Rosalind Plowright sounded more secure than she has been for some time on British stages and sang her last aria with true Verdian pathos and passion .
2 If a child is sniffing with a group of young people , and has been for some time , it may help to provide other more interesting and exciting leisure activities .
3 My wife Pam has been for some time aware that I have been having an on-going relationship with Suzannah , who I believe is known to some of you .
4 There has been for some time in Africa debate concerning the suitability for the Eucharist of wheat bread and grape wine .
5 Evidence from official statistics suggests that the number of households containing two or more elementary families has indeed fallen : from 3 per cent of households in 1961 to 1 per cent in 1981 ( Social Trends , 1987 , p. 41 , table 2.1 ) Clearly this is , and apparently has been for some time , very much a minority arrangement within the British population as a whole .
6 ‘ The Khanate is settled , and has been for some time , ’ his father said dismissively .
7 For one thing , Kelly 's very happily involved in a relationship and has been for some time , so I 'm quite convinced her eyes wo n't stray towards any ski-bums , no matter how handsome . ’
8 Bob Gunnell , of course , is an was and has been for some time a very supportive member of South East Arts and active in many of its committees .
9 It must have been at some time , because I can speak it now .
10 This very large accession takes up where the first deposit stopped , and covers the years 1861 to 1920 , in addition to some titles and papers of earlier date which must have been at some time extracted from their proper place .
11 It appears to establish three categories : the first contains wordings generally agreed to be acceptable , the second wordings which appear to have been at some time problematic but are now acceptable , and the third wordings which remain inadmissible .
12 His interest in humanity now was stone dead , and probably had been for some time .
13 ‘ That you were having an affair — had been for some time . ’
14 According to Alcuin the oppression of the Church by the secular power had been for some time a feature of Northumbrian political and ecclesiastical life , but the problem now was that Eanbald was said to be accompanied on his journeys through Northumbria by a retinue more numerous than any which had attended on his predecessors and inclusive of low-born soldiers , and Alcuin affected to be at a loss as to why he needed so large a force .
15 At this moment the King , who had been for some time busily writing in his notebook , called out , ‘ Silence ! ’ and read out from his book , ‘ Rule Forty-Two .
16 He said it was broken , had been for some time , and that if I wanted a toilet I should go to the cafe upstairs .
17 ‘ The improvement and the form suggests it 's the best Welsh pack since the Triple Crown in 1988 , so yes I 'm more optimistic than I 've been for some time ’ , said the 43-year-old ‘ Panther ’ , who is now a schoolmaster in Swansea .
18 The range of decorative techniques which have been at some time applied to metalwork is a subject for many books , not just a few pages .
19 ‘ Present values are lower than they have been for some time , and are sticking .
20 However , those who are unemployed , especially if they have been for some time , may find it is more important to send out as many letters as possible , in the hope of getting some response .
21 I am much slimmer and a better shape than I have been for some time ( or for months , years , etc. ) and I am going to get even slimmer and achieve an even better figure — a figure I never thought I could have .
22 ‘ I think you do follow us , ’ Cranston replied , ‘ and have been for some time .
23 Well , we have been for some time .
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